Jeffrey P

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (53)
67
During previews
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Intense, Entertaining, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind strange dark themes involving loss, grief and abuse. Also if you are fan of Emily Bett Rickards

Don't see it if None of the above are your cup of tea.

Also This was okay, it could have been better had it not meandered from poi... Read more Read less

24
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Slow, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of British plays and absolutely MUST see everything on Broadway. Also if you are a fan of the game of Snooker.

Don't see it if You don't have patience for a slow show that has moments that are funny, but are absoultely ridiculous.

Also Reading these other reviews makes me feel like I'm on crazy pills. I w... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Funny, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you don't mind a one-man (puppet) show that breaks the fourth wall and manages to deliver a few laughs.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that rely on audience interaction to work. Also if you require a great set and props. It's just Randy at a desk.

Also This show could have been great, but it fell apart at the end. It reli... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of Mark Rylance, he really delivers here as the mad king. Also if you are a fan of period pieces.

Don't see it if You don't like a slow build or are not a fan of Opera.

Also This was a great show. I was thoroughly entertained by Mark Rylance. I... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Fun

See it if you want to be entertained by a show that is fun from start to finish. Also see it if you aren't a theater snob.

Don't see it if You're a theater snob. What about "Spongebob Squarepants" sounds like an evening of high brow theater is beyond me.

Also Some of these negative reviews make no sense, at least elaborate on wh... Read more Read less

92
Addy & Uno
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You have children and want them to learn about the importance of accepting others and always being your best self. My family loved it.

Don't see it if Puppets and children's theater are not your thing.

Also This show had a lot more production value than I anticipated. The pupp... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Fun

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan. It is a clever show, but only works if you are familiar with the source material. I really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You are not open to cheezy fun or are expecting this to be like the books. Also if you've never read the books or seen the movie, skip it.

Also This is fun for a Harry Potter fan, as I mentioned, but if you don't k... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to see a great piece of theater with beautiful music. Also if you are a fan of Tony Shaloub, he is excellent in this.

Don't see it if I can't really think of a reason not to. Well, maybe if you don't like Tony Shaloub, or plays to do with foreigners.

Also This was a great afternoon in the theater for me and my group of frien... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are into period pieces dealing with race, drugs and tension. Also if you are a fan of Chloe Sevigny.

Don't see it if you are offended by drug use, racist language and behaviors, on-stage simulated sex or if you don't like period pieces.

Also I thought this was a great show. Chloe Sevigny leads a younger cast an... Read more Read less

51
Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You can get in free/cheap and are trying to get into the holiday spirit or if you are fans of any of the entertainers in the show.

Don't see it if You are expecting to have your life changed for the better, or if you can only get full price (Orch. at $149? RIDICULOUS).

Also This show runs almost 90 minutes and I don't know WHO thought this was... Read more Read less

75
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Ambitious, Intense, Relevant, Excruciating

See it if You already have a sense of what this show is about. Also if you can deal with uncomfortable subject matter and extreme violence.

Don't see it if You are squeamish. Or if you don't like preachy messages. Also avoid if you are sensitive to light.

Also This play was tough. It dragged in sections and was definitely uncomfo... Read more Read less

100
Alligator Pie
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You have kids or are a kid at heart. If you enjoy fun poems and songs, or have a love of the source material.

Don't see it if You don't like children's theater or you are a terrible, horrible person.

Also What a fun time I had with my wife and kids at this show. We'd never r... Read more Read less

51
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow, Excruciating

See it if Your A/C is broken and you MUST see everything on Broadway or appreciate a lot of long talky scenes.

Don't see it if You need to care about your characters. I just couldn't connect with any of them. On any level.

Also This show was an exercise in patience for me. I really wanted it to go... Read more Read less

79
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see two of Broadway's best together and want to watch an enjoyable tale about two powerhouses.

Don't see it if You are expecting either of these singers to outperform some of their other epic performances. Lupone was hard to understand in some songs.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You want to watch a show with minimalist staging but maximum heart. Also if you want to be entertained and like musicals.

Don't see it if You need expansive sets and a less feel-good experience in your life. Also if you need a memorable score.

Also This is a show I never thought would work, but it was wonderful. Not a... Read more Read less

87
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like musical theater with tons of characters. Don't have any anti-Russia feelings and want to enjoy a night of dazzling theater.

Don't see it if You're going to overthink it. Eventually the characters and plot become less confusing. Let yourself take it all in, there's a lot going on.

78
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You are into period pieces and can endure a long first act (90 minutes). It was very entertaining once I accepted the actors in their roles.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a 90 minute first act. It has some slow parts, but I enjoyed it. I thought Mr. Schreiber was rather good in the part.

87
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You like a-capella music and can relate to NY Subway horrors, lol. It was very enjoyable and just perfect at 90 intermission-less minutes.

Don't see it if Acapella is not your thing. The story is a little predictable, but it was fun. If you are expecting any big names, none here, just talent.

100
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want to be blown away by an amazing singer and entertainer. She is charming and funny.

Don't see it if You are expecting a plot, this is a concert and she's improvising in several segments. You are not a fan of her voice. Admit it.

92
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of Salsa music. The singing is fantastic. It allows you to forgive some of the cheesy stereotypes they dish out.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big budget production. Also, the translations are terrible. Knowing Spanish made this more enjoyable for me.

Also It was a fun show on a Friday night. The singing is top notch, and whi... Read more Read less

79
Great singing, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Slow

See it if You like watching a show for the actors and their talents and are not going to overthink it. The music was good and it was enjoyable.

Don't see it if You are a Broadway regular expecting a large scale production. Repertorio is a small space and the staging is very limited.

Also "In the Heights', this is not. The show is for sure cheesy, but the si... Read more Read less

100
Edgy, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love the quirkiness of Cirque shows and want to be truly entertained.

Don't see it if The circus is not your thing or you have no sense of wonder.

Also I've seen a lot of Cirque around the world. I never thought any could ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You want to experience some cool audio technology and are into long drawn out stories about tribes in jungles and transformative experiences

Don't see it if You are tired, can't sit for 90 minutes, are easily distracted or in general don't care for theater that is too intense/complex.

Also I really wanted to love it, but my goodness, I couldn't get out of the... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if you want to understand Alzheimer's disease from a first person perspective. By the end, I wasn't sure what was real anymore.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to the subject matter. There were one or two pretty intense scenes. Masterfully acted.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see life through the eyes of someone with autism. Just a glimpse of how they process thoughts and see the world. Fascinating.

Don't see it if you don't like a build up. The play can feel a little slow in places, but is absolutely engrossing if you stick with it.

91
During previews
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of his other works. Also if you want to laugh...a lot. This was a fantastic show that is relatable on a few levels.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows. It's so funny it feels like a stand-up comedy at times, but is definitely a show.

Also Mike Birbiglia did NOT dissapoint. My face hurt from laughing so much.... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you have a pulse. This show is FANTASTIC. The singing, the staging...it is just 90 minutes of FUN TIMES. Go see it.

Don't see it if You don't like the oldies, or great singing. There's really no reason not to see it.

Also WOW! JUST WOW! I don't gush about shows, but I've been promoting this ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Dated, Great acting, Intense, Slow, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Eugene O' Neil (first) and then Denzel (and the amazing ensemble). Even Denzel can't save this from feeling like it drags.

Don't see it if You can't sit through 4 hours or did not get a good nights sleep. You feel it, believe me.

Also Look, let's be honest. I showed up for Denzel. He is always electric a... Read more Read less

22
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You need to see EVERYTHING on Broadway and can get in on the cheap and have absolutely NOTHING better to do.

Don't see it if You need a story, this is a concert. No talking, just singing. Also if you are not a fan of rock and classical mashups.

Also This is the new year's "Home for the Holidays" with Pat Monahan from T... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You are open about new play concepts or are a fan of the cast. Also if you want to be entertained without overthinking it.

Don't see it if You don't like plays with silly plots. What is proposed in this show requires some suspension of belief.

Also I am a fan of Anna Chlumsky and I actually enjoyed this show (because ... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Disappointing, Boring

See it if You LOVE John Lithgow and have it on your bucket list to see him live.

Don't see it if You have ANYTHING better to do. He reads to you in two acts.

Also A show that might almost make you appreciate "Home for the Holidays". ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You are fine with single set shows and endless dialogue. Also if you are comfortable with dystopian themes and a slow build.

Don't see it if You have trouble with British accents. I don't and even still had trouble. Also if talk-heavy plays are not your thing. It moves slowly.

Also It's a play that has a menacing aura. It builds really slowly with a l... Read more Read less

72
Junk
Upper W Side
Dizzying, Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you can follow a lot of financial terminology, or are not turned off by it. Also if you want to learn about Junk bonds.

Don't see it if The subject matter does not interest you. You have a hard time following a fast pace, they are rapid-fire.

Also This play was just OK. I didn't see "Disgraced", but the hype of the p... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Clever

See it if You want to learn some real Latin history. J.L. breaks it down. It was funny and full of solid information.

Don't see it if You don't really want to learn about Latino history or are expecting a straight on comedy show. This isn't stand-up. There's a story.

Also I always enjoy John Leguizamo. I like that he shares from his life, in... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Ambitious, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Michael Moore and his political views. Otherwise, you are wasting your money.

Don't see it if You support Trump in any way. This show is NOT for you. Also don't expect a traditional Broadway show, this is like a one man stand-up.

Also I enjoyed the show. I see Michael Moore in a new light. Lot I never kn... Read more Read less

89
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of swing music and dancing, great singing and an overall enjoyable show.

Don't see it if You don't like swing and dancing. Have trouble empathizing with war veterans and the traumas of war.

Also I really liked Bandstand. It was not high on my list of shows to see, ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want to be entertained by a clever play with a great cast. If seen with the right person/people it could be a great discussion.

Don't see it if You want to overthink it. It does have a lot of great concepts that get bogged down by a whole lot of unnecessary dialogue.

Also I was on the fence. 2nd Stage has rarely let me down, but the plot des... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are comfortable with disabilities and don't mind a lot of dialogue.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity, if you have problems folks who have disabilities

Also I thought it was a very good show. The actors were great and even thou... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if You don't mind "heavy" theater and want to see great acting. Also if you are a fan of theater history.

Don't see it if You need something light. This ain't that. Also if you have issues with religion and sexuality, those are central themes.

Also I liked the show, but it wasn't entirely what I expected. I like readi... Read more Read less

94
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy plays about dysfunctional family dynamics that deal with the Holocaust. The cast really delivered. I enjoyed it.

Don't see it if Politics and religion are not your bag. But aside from that, there's no good reason to not see it.

Also This play was very well done. I was engaged throughout. The topics are... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You enjoy August Wilson's work and aren't bothered by profanity. Also if you want to enjoy a night of great theater.

Don't see it if You are offened by the "N" word, they drop it quite a bit. But otherwise, I can't think of a reason not to see it.

100
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of great theater and want to watch Ben Platt deliver a fantastic performance with great songs.

Don't see it if Musicals are not your thing, or if you don't want to be entertained and blown away by great music and singing.

100
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of jukebox musicals This is the best of the bunch. The story is engaging, the music well integrated and it's all around fun.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the jukebox genre or a fan of Franki Valli and the four seasons. Otherwise, no reason. See it before it closes.

69
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Intense, Raunchy, Okay, Alright, So-so

See it if You want to see another show with parents behaving badly and the kids they damage. You like one-acts and character studies.

Don't see it if You don't like one-acts. Easily offend. Were born in that generation and plan on being offended at seeing a portrayal on stage.

Also I came for Zoe Kazan. I love her. This show, not so much. Not sure it ... Read more Read less

97
Paris!
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if You are not afraid of some skin and sexuality, and want to be blown away by great singers and performers. Like a cool burlesque show.

Don't see it if You're prudish or have sexual insecurities. There's a lot of skin and touching between both females and males. If that's an issue, grow up.

Also I discovered this group earlier in the year at the Minetta Lane theate... Read more Read less

92
Verso
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Edgy

See it if You want to be entertained by a truly crafty card magician.

Don't see it if You are going to overthink it, or are expecting other types of magic. This guy is a card magician, and maybe a psychic, lol.

Also I am always skeptic of magic shows, but this time the bunny landed on ... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of gospel music, great singing and a good story.

Don't see it if You don't like gospel music.

85
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience great acting. Everyone involved did an excellent job of showing life in the Congo during war.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to the subject matter. It involves life in the Congo amidst a war. Rape and abuse weigh heavily throughout the show.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you like quirky romance stories. I went for the music and was not disappointed. This was a fun show.

Don't see it if you don't like risque subject matter. After all it involves an affair. I didn't mind it, but a couple near me did. They left.

100
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of great theater. You can hardly ever go wrong when the cast is made up of kids. The music is memorable and the show is fun.

Don't see it if you don't like kids or British accents. After all this is an import. They don't always get it right either, but you may not care or notice.